|“||I wouldn't call me "itsy bitsy" if I were you.||„|
|“||Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we want to suck the juicy bits out of our enemies!||„|
Arachne is a playable character in the MOBA game Smite. She is a character from the Greek Pantheon, originated from the mythology, being a mortal former human, who now is a human-spider hybrid and the first spider, created by Athena.
Formerly a beautiful and skilled weaver, Arachne was the best mortal weaver in the land, said to be taught by Athena. Claiming the gods to be unable to beat her in weaving, Athena at first headed in disguise to try and make the weaver more kind to the gods. Scoffing and challenging any god to a weaving competition, Athena revealed herself and accepted the challenge. Both eventually got to work, with Athena making a tapestry of her duel with Poseidon for the glory of Athens, with great quality. However, Arachne's work not only was better than hers, but showed Zeus's owns sexual exploits. A furious Athena tore Arachne's entry to shreds and turned Arachne into a spider. Although she was able to weave forever, Arachne was still furious at Athena transforming her into a lesser form, plotting revenge ever since.
Arachne is a assassin type character in the game, with her able to control a brood of spiders to attack for her. Aranche can also spin massive webs across the map, buff her attacks with her passive ability, inject venom into foes, and spindle her webbing to increase her attack speed and stun foes.
- Though in original mythology and in her lore Arachne is said to be transformed into a spider, her depictions in both mythology and game are of a creature with human torso with a spider as the lower body.